So today I found myself taking an unexpected “dip” into a friend’s pool (involuntary, floorboard broke), which totaled my Blon 03 and my FIO BTR 3.
The good news about this whole disaster is that I have an excuse for an upgrade
Pretty sure I’m going to buy a FIO BTR 05 (although i might hold out for a bit) and another set of Blon 03’s (it’s 40 bucks so why not).
But I also want to buy another set of IEMs that have the same “in-your-face” sound that the Blon has and I’d love to hear any recommendations you have (up to 150$)
Major bonus point if it’s a 0.78 because i ordered 0.78mm TWS FIO do-dad so I would love for both of them to fit it.
take a look at the Final Audio E series.
Any particular one you recommend ? there’s kinda of a big price gap between the different moddels
if you want a good neutral IEM, the E2000…more bass, the E3000. the winner is the E4000 and the E5000 is considered subpar, especially for the price.
I have heard lots of great stuff about the URBANFUN YBF-ISS014.
However it’s MMCX.
So basically cant go too wrong…
Good to know
@Naturallymorbid Look at this review of the Urbanfun YBF-ISS014 https://youtu.be/pZK2zDYk0Wst supposedly sounds very similar to the BLON, yet with tighter more accurate bass, and has much better comfort and comes with a nice cable.
Is there a general consensus on IEMs at certian price points the way there (sort of) is with headphones?
There are so many IEMs, it seems like there’s as many “best IEM under $X” as there are people you ask.
You normally have to have certain things you want from a headphone like bass or sound stage etc in order to get that sort of list both for headphones and IEMs - that why i normally go by personal recommendation and what im looking for.
Take the Tin T2, Great IEM, but i would take the Blons any time of the day, and they are pretty much at the same price point - why?
Well the Tin T2 are very calm but in most cases I prefer the very close sound and bass of blons that make you feel the music
I guess the sweet spot is 100 to 200 $€.
In Drop for 55 USD. Shipping date may 5. I don’t think the 4 dollars savings are worth 2 months waiting…
I would say there are some staples for certain brackets like t2 and blon under 50. oh10 in the 200 fh7 in 500. But I feel like iems have a lot of subjective variance not that headphones don’t as well but I think it’s a little more prominent in iems. Possibly due to variance in ear canals and also abundance of choice in all the price brackets. For example personally I don’t really care for the blons but I can see the appeal. Iems also seem to move a lot faster with new stuff pooping up constantly
I would give the Moondrop Starfield definetly a try!
- Moondrop Starfield (exceptional)
- TIN T4
- Shozy Hibiki MKII
- Moondrop KXXS
- TIN P1
- IKKO OH1/10